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SBE vs. franchi 912


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Looking to buy either shotgun the Franchi is a little cheaper and I have heard nothing but good things about but I know how legendary the SBE is and I like the steady grip since it will mainly be used for turkey. Help me make my decision

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Both great choices. the age old question, which one feels better,fit pull etc. The SBE is easier to clean. If you decide on the SBE, I would consider the SBE II. My duck buddy has the Franchi, it has never failed and he swears by it. I have the SBE and would never trade. A tough call.

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Originally posted by shell waster:

Both great choices. the age old question, which one feels better,fit pull etc. The SBE is easier to clean. If you decide on the SBE, I would consider the SBE II. My duck buddy has the Franchi, it has never failed and he swears by it. I have the SBE and would never trade. A tough call.

Shell your right on with tha fill and fit on a shotgun, my buddy has tha 912 also and LOVES it he also says there's no other shotgun better but I beg to differ being that I have tha SBE;) .
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Thanks for the info I just don't see the advantage of the sbeII though. I want the steady grip because I turkey hunt mainly and I know benelli is good quality because I have a Nova. But Franchi is part of the same company and I dont think Benelli is capable of making a shotty product. DECISIONS! DECSIONS! thanks for the input.

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Beg to differ on Benelli not making shi**y product.Ihave an SBE in Left Hand and its been sent back three times and still will not cycle shells properly. Tried 3in and 3 1/2 in different brands. No luck. I'd love to have my money back.

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Originally posted by rogerph:

Beg to differ on Benelli not making shi**y product.Ihave an SBE in Left Hand and its been sent back three times and still will not cycle shells properly. Tried 3in and 3 1/2 in different brands. No luck. I'd love to have my money back.

Mine is a right hand and Benelli or tha dealer I bought it from can have that lil money cause I LOVE my SBE.
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The reason I suggested the SBE II over the SBE is recoil. On 3 1/2" high velocity the SBE is not for the faint hearted. If 3 1/2" are not on the menu then the SBE is a good choice. Most people on this form are pro Benelli, try to find some Franchi owners to get their opinions.

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I shoot the Nova with 3.5'' so the SBE won't be a problem. Do you think the gas operated Franchi will have less recoil? I found 917 camo with 24'' barrel for 650.00 thats a pretty good deal but the benelli is still on my brain. I wish I could have both.

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